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Reto Ziegler Biography

Updated On 13 Jul, 2017 Published On 13 Jul, 2017
Reto Ziegler
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Facts of Reto Ziegler

Date of Birth :
Age : 34 years old
Family Name : Ziegler
Birth Country : Switzerland
Birth Sign : Capricorn
Height : 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Reto Ziegler
Birth Name Reto Pirmin Ziegler
Birth Place/City Geneva
Profession Footballer
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Nationality Swiss
Working For Sassuolo Calcio
Weight in KG 80 kg
Famous for Football player
Awards Not yet
Online Presence Facebook,Wikipedia,Twitter
Siblings Ronald Ziegler

Relationship short Statistics of Reto Ziegler

What is Reto Ziegler marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Reto Ziegler have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Reto Ziegler having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Reto Ziegler Gay ? No

Reto Ziegler is a Swiss footballer, currently plays as a left defender for FC Sion, widely recognized for his hard work, playing top-flight football in different countries, also earned 32 international caps for Switzerland.

Early life and education

Reto Ziegler was born on 16 January 1986 in Geneva, Switzerland. He began showing his interest in football since his early age, as he started his career by joining Tottenham.

Career

He began his career in the summer of 2004 signing with Tottenham Hotspur, with a contract meant to start on 1st January 2005, after his contract with Grasshopper lapsed but joined in the late August 2004 after then then-Tottenham sporting director Frank Arnesen.

Tottenham

Despite being young of eighteen years, he made his debut and became one of the important members of the team under two coaches Jacques Santini and Martin Jol.

Overall Reto featured in 31 games in every competition, including 23 games in Premier League. He showed great effort and improvement, which made him popular with the fans for his attack-minded play.

Later in 2005, Ziegler was sent on loan to Hamburger SV of German Bundesliga, where he played in 11 matches including three UFEA Cup games. However, he was criticized by manager Thomas Doll for a weak attitude and played just for few minutes in every game.

Afterward, in 2006, he returned to Tottenham for a year. He played four games, including UFEA Cup against Salvia Prague, and Carling Cup against Mk Dons, also as a substitute appearance opposed to Manchester United in the league.

On 31st Jan 2007, Ziegler left Tottenham and joined Sampdoria.

Sampdoria

On 18th Feb 2007, he played his first Serie A match for Sampdoria against Parma; he scored the first goal in his 10th Serie A appearance against Messina on 21st April.

He played various games during his contract period and made his mark. Since his contract expiry date was on 20 June 2011, he was also linked with A.C. Milan, as Sampdoria opted to gain some cash. But, Ziegler did not leave. 

Juventus

Later, on 26 May 2011, Reto joined Juventus with a four-year contract, as he passed his medical on 25th May.

Fenerbahce

But, the same year after a month, Fenerbahce announced that there is a discussion going on with Juventus and Ziegler about to loan him for the 2011-2012 season. Later, they reached an agreement.

Reto then played for Fenerbahce and scored the first goal of the derby match Galatasaray-Fenerbahce which ended in 1-2.

International career

Ziegler's international career began after he made his debut for Switzerland in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification game against France, assisting his team in securing a point with 0-0 draw.

He also achieved two more caps before coming out of the frame, sadly was not named to Switzerland's team for 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Ziegler has been honored several times, during his career in various events, including Nationalliga A: 2003, Swiss Cup finalist: 2003-2004, Football League Cup finalist: 2006 and much more.

Personal life

When it comes to his affairs and relationship, Reto Ziegler has maintained a low profile. Considering his age, currently, he is 31 years old and may be married or dating his girlfriend, but has not disclosed yet.

His brother Ronald is also a professional football player, plays for Swiss side ES FC Malley.

Net worth

Reto Ziegler earns a decent amount of money from his football career, also from contracts he signs. It is estimated that he makes 1 million Euro per year.

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